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  • Business and Bagels: Strategic Message Development (March 2020)

    Dates:

    March 18, 2020. 7:30 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    The effectiveness of corporate messages can be enhanced by careful, research-informed development. Jason Archer, director of the Strategic Communication Online Master’s Program at MSU, will walk through ways to make messages strategic and effective using the MSU StratCom program as a case study. This session provides a model for designing effective communication, along with ideas about topics such as conducting effective stakeholder analysis, setting outcome parameters, designing messages and engaging your audience. Archer will talk about wins and challenges, giving attendees tactical approaches to apply to their own organizations.

  • Effective Communication in the Municipal Environment Program (Online, Self-paced, 2020)

    Dates:

    January 1 - December 31,  2020

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of five lessons that focus on the full range of knowledge and skills needed to communicate within the municipal environment.  Upon registration, you will receive a sixty-page self-study document and notes to tell you which sections to read with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements.

    The self-study program helps those who work in or interact with local government to understand the most efficient and effective way to communicate in their working environment. Many of our participants have indicated the need for a program that helps them communicate with their associates at work, with elected and full time local government representatives and officials and with concerned citizens within their communities.

    The self-study document, compiled by an MSU specialist who has immense experience working in the municipal field, is written in the style of a fictional narrative. This narrative is designed to make the learning experience highly practical, as it considers how an administration can improve communications internally and with citizens. It is based on a city, the mayor, elected officials, full time officers and employees with a focus on utilities supervision.

    The program and therefore the narrative is divided into five sections or lessons, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning.

  • First Amendment Law Clinic

    Location:

    610 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The First Amendment Law Clinic offers First Amendment workshops and pro bono legal services to school journalism programs throughout Michigan. Clinic students assist student journalists and faculty struggling with a variety of legal issues including permissible use of social media, student press censorship, copyright and trademark infringement, access to government records, and invasion of privacy issues.

  • HR Analytics (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 6, 2019

    Location:

    East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
     

    Description:

    Understanding and using data is the future foundation of making important HR decisions. Attending this workshop will prepare participants to:

    • Take data you already have and turn it into decision-making reports without having to buy new software or use outside consultants
    • Provide essential insights to your company that can only come from data analytics
    • Understand your employees' age and experience allowing you to better predict when they are going to leave or retire
    • Develop a recruitment strategy based upon a thorough knowledge of your current talent and future talent needs
    • Train your current workforce to be ready for opportunities when they develop, creating a path of progression and increased retention
    • Position your HR department as a strategic partner, using hard data to help make important decisions
  • HR's Role in Cybersecurity (September 2020)

    Dates:

    September 21, 2020

    Location:

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansing Eastwood, 2201 Showtime Drive, Lansing, MI 48912

    Description:

    HR maintains sensitive employee data, data that is appealing to hackers. Protecting this data must be part of the standard operating procedure of every HR professional as they collect and maintain employees' social security numbers, full names, addresses, and dates of birth. One HR professional accessing these records on the free wi-fi at the airport can lead to a catastrophic breach, one that costs the employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in notifications and lost employee trust. Attend this program to minimize the risk and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks by developing develop a culture of cybersecurity.

  • Institute of Public Utilities

    Location:

    East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Public Utilities, with sponsorship from several MSU colleges and outside utility corporations, supports informed, effective, and efficient regulation of utility network industries--electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The Institute provides, to the regulatory policy community, integrative, interdisciplinary and balanced educational programs, as well as applied research on the institutions, theory, and practice of modern economic regulation. The Institute focuses on informing and improving the regulatory process through:

    • Educational programs and seminars on regulation policies--held at MSU, at the client's site, or at various locations within the US;
    • Online discussion forums, Web casts, and surveys;
    • Online resources such as links, glossaries, and statistics;
    • Public Utilities publications; and
    • The Trebing Library on Public Utility Regulation, which houses extensive documentation on public utility regulation.

    Please see the website below for a list of current programs.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 382, 404 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, teaches student and professional journalists how to better report on the world’s most important beat.  The program serves undergraduate and graduate students and professional reporters with specialized training.  Students learn from environmental experts and journalists and report for professional award-winning publications and broadcast outlets. Under the guidance of expert faculty they experiment with new ways of explaining complex environmental issues while maintaining traditional values of fairness and accuracy.  Students who study with the center produce and publish professional level journalism, gaining valuable experience and material for building resumes.  The center also organizes and teaches workshops in the U.S. and abroad to help professional reporters improve their coverage of the environment.

  • Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers (June 2020)

    Dates:

    June 11 - 12, 2020. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    This interactive program explores various leadership styles, motivational techniques and other skill sets a leader needs to be successful not only on projects, but within the organization itself. It includes small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.

  • Leadership Through Communication Excellence And Critical Conversations (November 2020)

    Dates:

    November 18 - 19, 2020. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    Effective communication is a critical skill that all leaders and managers need to master. Offered though the Broad College of Business, Leadership Through Communication Excellence and Critical Conversations is a two-day interactive program designed to help participants foster business discussions that matter. The relationship between leadership presence and communication effectiveness is explored, as is the art of having difficult conversations.

    Using interactive sessions and research-based presentations, participants will discover and develop their own communication styles. Participants will leave with strategies to maintain their leadership credibility, tools to navigate important conversations, and the ability to build stronger business relationships.

  • MATRIX - The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

    Location:

    Natural Sciences Building, Room 409, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field. Matrix houses major digital library repositories including to the African Online Digital Library (AODL), Detroit Public Television’s American Black Journal video archives, Historical Voices, and the Quilt Index.

  • Meeman Archive of Environmental Reporting

    Location:

    382 Communication Arts and Sciences Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism houses the Meeman Archive, a collection of award winning newspaper reporting on environmental issues. In association with the MSU Libraries, the Center is creating a searchable database to aid researchers and journalists in finding articles on specialized topics.

  • Michigan State University Press

    Location:

    MSU Press, Suite 25 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Press, the scholarly publishing arm of MSU, helps carry out the Institution's land-grant mission through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry that make significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Health Impact Assessment is defined as a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIA identifies appropriate actions to manage those effects.  The HIA Toolkit helps support the HIA process by providing free access to environmental and health data to planners, decision makers, and the public; mapping and visualization applications; and assessment of impacts that will showcase how to integrate an assessment of public health impacts within a greater, dynamic movement towards sustainability in our region.

  • Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species.  The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species.

  • MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop (July, August 2019)

    Dates:

    July 28 - August 1, 2019

    Location:

    MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824.

    Description:

    The MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop has everything students need to produce their best work ever.  Many workshops are offered, covering: writing, design, photo, business, leadership, social media, newspaper, yearbook, online, digital, broadcast, and video.  "The Upstart" is the official student media outlet of the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. Tuesday is Adviser Day at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. Come visit your students, check out their classes and have lunch.

  • MSU Broadcasting Services

    Description:

    MSU's Broadcasting Services, in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, aims to "educate, entertain, and inform," touching the lives of more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents and the MSU campus with its programming.

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • New Media Drivers License Training Program

    Location:

    This course meets twice on campus in East Lansing, MI, with the remainder of the program online.  Private New Media Training for businesses is also available.

    Description:

    This course is a new wave in education in which the student or small business team is fully engaged and learning through guided experience. After participants leave the New Media Driver's License® Seminars, they will have a strong, professional and optimized online presence.  The participant will use digital marketing, develop content for blogs, write digital public relations (PR), master social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube, build community with customers, practice search engine optimization and search engine marketing, and understand how Google and Yahoo! search rankings impact the business bottom line.

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